Warm and sweaty (and what’s tickling there?)

You guessed it right. Today was bloody warm, and extremely sweaty. Due to the exorbitant amounts of sunscreen I put on me today, I still feel like baby buttocks, and any crisp that was present after yesterday completely disappeared overnight.

Today was just so warm. The kind of warm that makes you not want to do anything. (I need this, otherwise I’ll never rest.) And so we sat under our pine trees again, and did absolutely nothing.

I guess the ants liked the smell of sunscreen, because the bloody critters were all over me. Luckily these ants didn’t sting. They only bit.

It was different during dinner, where we were accompanied by a different kind of ant, harvester ants, that suddenly came out by the millions. They had set their minds on harvesting our pizza. Our entire pitch was covered in ants. They’re everywhere. Luckily, harvesters also don’t sting (I think), and despite the impressive mandibles on the soldiers, they don’t seem to be too eager to bite either.

So there’s that. We did nothing. Then ants came. Here’s a picture I took from our roof, because I obviously didn’t take pictures today. I may try tomorrow!

Sorry for this useless picture.

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

4 thoughts on “Warm and sweaty (and what’s tickling there?)

    1. The good thing about some parts of the year in Malaysia is that you get cloudy parts every now and then. Still warm, but at least you can move out of the shade. Here in Italy it’s Malaysian temepratures, with a burning sun from 7am to 8.30pm. I love the heat, but my skin is just silly Dutch skin. It can’t handle UV much.

      Being a not so hot-weather guy would probably only work well in the Cameron Highlands, no?

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